World Anti-Doping Code Commentary Project

The first fully comprehensive resource for anti-doping practitioners, providing guidance along all steps of the doping control process. With topics ranging from signatory compliance to application of the sanctioning regime, the commentary will assist the anti-doping movement to achieve a more effective implementation and harmonized interpretation of the 2015 World Anti-Doping Code.


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When is a Departure Really a Departure? Trends in Procedural Challenges Highlighted by the Tai Cheau Xuen CAS Award

Download the Tai Cheau Xuen Blog Post HERE CAS Award: Tai Cheau Xuen v. Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), CAS AG 14/03, October 3, 2014. In the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) Ad Hoc division case Tai Cheau Xuen v. Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) AG 14/0, Malaysian wushu [...]

By |December 1st, 2014|Procedural challenges|0 Comments

Still need proof sugar is bad for you? Cilic, glucose, “light” fault, and four months out

Download the Cilic Blog Post HERE CAS Award: Marin Cilic v. International Tennis Federation (ITF), CAS 2013/A/3335, April 11, 2014. Keywords: Degree of fault, Specified Substances, Inadvertent ingestion, Period of Ineligibility In this blog post, we analyze the recent CAS award in the Marin Cilic v. ITF matter, which revolves [...]

By |October 23rd, 2014|Specified Substances|0 Comments

Ain’t nobody’s fault: Van Snick’s cocaine-sabotaged sports supplement

Download the Van Snick Blog Post HERE CAS Award: Charlene Van Snick c. Fédération Internationale de Judo (FIJ), TAS 2014/A/3475, July 4, 2014 Keywords: No Fault or Negligence, Balance of Probability, Sabotage, Cocaine, Substance concentration, Quantative data This case is remarkable as one of the very rare scenarios in which [...]

By |July 4th, 2014|No Fault or Negligence|0 Comments

FIFA, anti-doping and the World Cup 2014: Deco v. CBF and FIFA

CAS Award Anderson Luís De Souza v. CBF & FIFA, CAS 2013/A/3395, May 26, 2014 By Brianna Quinn For Brianna's Bio - click here In an interesting and topical development, FIFA, the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) and retired international footballer Anderson Luis De Souza (more commonly known as “Deco”) have [...]

By |May 26th, 2014|Evidence of doping|0 Comments

The Pinzon award: When legal presumptions fail under the force of scientific evidence

Download the Pinzon Blog Post HERE   CAS Award: Omar Andres Pinzon Garcia v. FECNA, CAS 2014/A/3170, April 7, 2014. Keywords: International Standard for Testing, International Standard for Laboratories, chain of custody, procedural departures, sample contamination This matter demonstrates the limits of a CAS panel’s tolerance when it comes to [...]

By |April 7th, 2014|Science in anti-doping|0 Comments

Strict liability swings both ways: Campbell-Brown award expects ADOs to match exacting standards imposed on Athletes

Download the Campbell-Brown Blog Post HERE CAS Award: Veronica Campbell-Brown v. The Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) & The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), CAS 2014/A/3487, February 24, 2014. Keywords: International Standard for Testing, procedural departures, causality requirement This award is significant in that it is among the first [...]

By |February 24th, 2014|Evidence of doping|0 Comments